Glenn Kessler | Executive Producer, Creator, Writer | Damages on FX
Executive Producer / Creator / Writer
Glenn Kessler, Co-Creator and Executive Producer of Damages, began his career as a playwright and an actor in film, television, and on stage. He segued into television writing working on Michael Mann’s CBS drama Robbery Homicide Division. Since then, Kessler has created dramas for 20th Century Fox, Universal, USA, and Imagine Television. Last season on Damages, Kessler portrayed rogue FBI agent ‘L.J. Werner’ and this season makes his directorial debut.
Kessler holds a Master in Fine Arts from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program. He graduated with honors from Harvard University where he earned a degree in English and American Literature. While at Harvard, he met Damages co-creator Daniel Zelman, performing in numerous productions together.
Kessler has been nominated for three Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe award, as well as a Writers Guild of America Award and a Producers Guild Award. Most recently, Damages received a 2009 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Drama Series.
He resides in Brooklyn.